Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 - For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: Deuteronomy 7:3 - Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.1 Corinthians 11:1-34 - Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.The Bible is clear that Christians should not have close friendships with non-Christians.First, for a historical perspective, let’s look at the Old Testament for a moment.Does the Old Testament have anything to say about marriages among God’s people and unbelievers?Like the oxen pulling in different directions, a couple who doesn't share a Godly foundation will clash and experience conflict.
The short answer is "no." However, it is good to examine the scripture behind the answer to understand it more completely, including why such a marriage is a bad idea.
Modern translations remove the "yoke" and translate the intent of the verse, warning believers, "Do not be bound together with unbelievers." Does this apply to marriage?
I have received a few emails from Christians (and even one from a non-Christian) asking if it is okay for a Christian to date or marry an unbeliever.
It is important to keep in mind that when a believer marries a non-believer, it can lead the Christian astray.
A "yoke" was a farm implement that bound two animals together so that they could work together as a team.